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to foreign policy, an official announcement of afghanistan troop withdrawals, 34,000 troops out by february 2014, effectively ending the afghanistan war. but in the end, while the economy took up most of the debate and speech time, it is wounded in the hall who will be remembered. >> it's the end that we're going to remember because of the people in the room and the way he created that arc about give it a vote, i think that's what we'll remember most out of the speech. >> reporter: unless you live on twitter, where fist bumps, vice presidential glasses and water bottles are viral. for "nightline," i'm jim avila on capitol hill. >> thanks to jim avila for reporting on the state of the union address and the twitterverse as well. >>> just ahead, president obama said tonight that victims of gun violence deserve a vote. we meet the woman who emerged a hero in the fort hood massacre and says the president made her a promise he hasn't kept. and says the president made her a promise he hasn't kept. ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your c
false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. >> that was awkward. the biggest foreign policy point, he is bringing 34,000 troops home from afghanistan. and by the end of next year the u.s. war in afghanistan will be over. carolyn? >> mark matthews reporting for us. >>> the first lady's guest list shows how much of a focus jobs are in the president's second term. apple's ceo tim cook was among a group of tech innovators and entrepreneurs. cook has committed to bringing mac computer manufacturing back to the u.s. this year. the republicans had their own guests in the crowd. ted nugent, a representative from texas invited the rock star who is a staunch gun advocate. not to be outdone, nancy pelosi invited singer tony bennett who last week joined chris rock on capitol hill to push for gun control. >>> the state of the union address created a lot of social media buzz, as you can imagine. the most tweeted moment was 42 minutes into the address when he spoke about opportunity for the middle class and minimum wage. twitter reports that members of congress sent 637 tweets. over
false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. policyggest foreign policy point, he is bringing 34,000 troops home from afghanistan. and by the end of next year the u.s. war in afghanistan will be over. carolyn? >> mark matthews reporting for us. >>> the first lady's guest list shows how much of a focus jobs are in the president's second term. apple's ceo tim cook was among a group of tech innovators and entrepreneurs. cook has committed to bringing mac computer manufacturing back to the u.s. this year. the republicans had their own guests in the crowd. ted nugent, a representative from texas invited the rock star who is a staunch gun. advocate. not to be outdone, nancy pelosi invited singer tony bennett who last weekrock on chris rock on capitol hill to push for gun control. >>> the state of the unidress cf social media buzz, as you can imagine. 42 most tweeted minutes into the address when he spoke about opportunity for the middle class and minimum wage. twitter reports that members of congress sent 637 tweets. overall a total of 1.36 million tweets about the addre
of the speech, to talk about foreign policy and the white house has indicated there will be other speeches on that front. i wanted to say, george, i was in the house chamber earlier this morning at 10:00 in the morning and some of these people were already in there. >> long day and a long night. you mentioned afghanistan, we're joined bid martha raddatz, our chief global affairs correspondent. the president did put a number on how many troops will come out this year, martha. >> 34,000 troops by this time next year will be out of afghanistan. we have about 66,000 troops there now. so, that is a big announcement. also, one change he did have to make to his speech today is the north korean conducted a nuclear test today, the third nuclear test they've conducted, two of those nuclear tests have been during president obama's term. >> the white house encouraged, martha, by the response of china to that north korean nuclear test. they believe china willing to crack down a little harder now? >> well, i think the response was somewhat muted from china, i think they expected more. they condemned the
today. >> the president sprinkled in foreign policy matters, but h focus was firmly here at home. with the details, we're joined by abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: the president detailed his second term agenda the big focus here d >> the prideuni states. thank you. >> reporter: president obama touching on topics from education to strengthening the middle class. >> it is our unfinished task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many, not just the few. >> reporter: a noticeable presence of small ribbons worn by the more that be 40 invited guests, all victims or related to victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: the president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan, about 34,000, will be home by this time next year. but the focus remains primarily on the economy, with several proposals, including a plan to raise the middle wage. >> tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on ea
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